UN Volunteers Programme

Volunteering for the United Nations

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the United Nations organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Under the regular international UN Volunteer modality, fully funded UNV Specialists are professionals who have completed a vocational education or university studies and have gained at least two years of work experience. They are deployed for a period of 12 months to four years in UN peace and sustainable development projects.

In recent years, governments have increasingly sought ways to support young people while utilizing their creativity, energy and enthusiasm. This led UNV to integrate its UNV internship scheme into the recently established United Nations Youth Volunteer modality. UN Youth Volunteers are between 18 and 29 years of age and usually serve for 12 months.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ supports UNV by funding volunteer assignments with the intention to strengthen synergies between bilateral and multilateral development cooperation


United Nations Volunteers Assignments

A project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) enables GIZ to provide support to the recruitment and funding of several UN Volunteers.

Please note that the assignments presented here are UNV assignments and not development workers resp. GIZ assignments. The conditions of service are indicated in the descriptions of assignment.

Morocco – Aid Effectiveness and Coordination Officer Burundi – Management Support Officer Kyrgyzstan - Coherence and Development Effectiveness Specialist


Nadin Rabe
Phone: +49 228 4460 1586